Downtown Race Riot

Theatre: Pershing Square Signature Center - Linney
Status: Currently On
(November 14, 2017 - December 30, 2017 )
  • Rehearsal: October 16, 2017
  • Preview: November 14, 2017
  • Open: December 3, 2017
  • Close: December 30, 2017
Play - World Premiere
Running Time: 1hr 40mins

On a hot late summer day in 1976, a mob of young men – all white except one – descended on Washington Square Park with pipes and bats, and attacked any people of color they could find. Seth Zvi Rosenfeld takes us back to that day, to the cramped Village apartment of Mary Shannon, a strung-out, free-wheeling single mom, as her son Pnut and his Haitian best friend Massive wrestle with their obligation to join the riot.The boys, torn between loyalty to each other and to the neighborhood, grasp for ways to keep the violence from destroying their friendship forever.

Staff & Creative Team

Producer:

The New Group

Production Stage Manager:

Valerie A Peterson

Director:

Scott Elliott

Settings:

Derek McLane

Costumes:

Clint Ramos

Lighting:

Yael Lubetzky

Sound:

ML Dogg

Cast

11/14/2017 - 12/30/2017
11/14/2017 - 12/30/2017
11/14/2017 - 12/30/2017
11/14/2017 - 12/30/2017
11/14/2017 - 12/30/2017